7 - 14 September 2017

Open Policy Meeting

Policy Proposal outcomes

Thank you to all who participated int he APNIC 44 Open Policy Meeting. 

The following policy proposals were discussed at the APNIC 44 Policy SIG over three sessions.

Reached consensus after revised proposal:
  • prop-116: - Prohibit to transfer IPv4 addresses in the final /8 block
    • After community discussion, author changed two year period to five years.
    • Removed text “This restriction will end when final /8 address block (103/8) run out.”
Reached consensus: 
  • prop-121: - Updating "Initial IPv6 allocation" policy
  • prop-122: - Updating "Subsequent IPv6 allocation" policy
Did not reach consensus and will be returned to the author for further consideration:
In addition to the proposals, there were three presentations discussing:
  • Remote Participation for SIG Chair/Co-Chair Election (Izumi Okutani)
    • Strong support for remote participation in consensus processes and for voting in SIG Chair Elections
    • Desire for some degree of identity checks
    • Proposal to make changes to facilitate remote online voting in SIG Chair elections to be discussed in the mailing list by community
  • ICANN ITHI (Identifier Technology Health Indicators) (Alain Durand)
    • Report on Domain Name ITHI activities
    • The NRO is driving the evaluation of ITHI metrics for the Numbers community
    • The RIR registry services have proposed a set of metrics focused on data accuracy. Those metrics are now being reviewed by the RIR community

Proposal summary and translations

The policy proposals to be discussed at APNIC 44 have been translated into the following languages.

Proposals to be discussed
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

Policy SIG Sessions at APNIC 44

Policy SIG 1 Wednesday, 13 September
14:00 to 15:30
Splendor Room II & IV

Policy SIG 2 Thursday, 14 September
09:00 to 10:30
Splendor Room II & IV

Policy SIG 3 Thursday, 14 September
11:00 to 12:30
Splendor Room II & IV

APNIC policy process

How to participate

As the APNIC Policy Cycle is active before, during, and after each Open Policy Meeting, it is important to participate during all phases. Before and after the meeting, discussion about policy proposals happens on the Policy SIG mailing list.During the meeting, you can participate in the policy discussion in person by attending the meeting, or use the remote participation facilities available on this website.

How to participate in the policy process

Consensus Policy Making

IP addresses and AS numbers are shared resources, available for use by anyone who can demonstrate the need for them. APNIC policies ensure these resources are distributed fairly and consistently across the whole Asia Pacific region. Proposed policy changes are discussed in the Policy SIG.

APNIC policies are decided by the Asia Pacific community in a consensus decision-making process that is:

  • Open
  • Transparent
  • Bottom-up

Links to other resources

APNIC Policy